Also available on the all-new Mazda3 is Mazda’s new Cruising and Traffic Support (CTS) system. CTS contributes to reducing driver fatigue by assisting with accelerator, brake pedal and steering operations when stuck in traffic jams. With this new driving assist feature, experience a safer, more reassuring and more comfortable drive in conditions that demand constant attention.
Experience a more relaxed drive each time you are behind the wheel of the Mazda3. Especially helpful in areas with traffic congestion, Smart City Brake prevents frontal collisions while driving at slow speeds. Sophisticated safety innovations in the i-Activsense suite ensure that you don’t have to worry about the little things whenever you drive.
We further evolve the level of safety in our cars. Introducing i-Activsense, a new suite of driving safety technologies designed to offer the driver confidence-building reassurance and to offer all cabin occupants a thoroughly enjoyable driving experience. Drive the Mazda3 with peace of mind knowing that features such as Front Cross Traffic Alert, Driver Attention Alert, and Collision Avoidance technologies all help to lessen common accidents on the road.
Further reducing driving distraction is a prime consideration with the design of the all-new Mazda3. With a wide screen display that features an elegant split screen interface, the new Mazda Connect allows the driver to see information without taking their eyes off the road. Using the newly designed Command Controller knob and function buttons, navigating the system is easy and intuitive. The level of driving awareness is greatly enhanced in the all-new Mazda3 with smartphone mirroring applications such as Android Auto and Carplay, along with 360-degree camera functionality.
For Katsuya Shimizu, suppressing noise, vibration and harshness goes beyond achieving mere silence. With the all-new Mazda3, it was about achieving a refined and quiet ambiance. The obsession to achieve the ideal comfortable interior space in the Mazda3 led to about 50 design and engineering solutions that all contribute to deliver a class-above driving experience. By cleverly dampening vibrations, improving manufacturing processes that make the new chassis even more rigid, reducing the number and size of holes that let noise inside the cabin, and using new sound-absorbing upholstery that traps sound and turns it into heat, the team of Shimizu-san was able to realize newfound comfort and refinement in the all-new Mazda3.
Revel in the superior sound of Mazda Harmonic Acoustics. Designed by Koji Wakamatsu and his team of engineers for the all-new Mazda3, the revolutionary audio system is created to further enhance the listening pleasure of both driver and passenger. After countless hours of benchmarking music tracks between hi-fidelity studio setups and that of the Mazda3, Wakamatsu-san and his team succeeded in creating a natural and rich sounding cabin by altering the speaker positions and limiting sound reflection, a setup even audiophiles will envy. Because of their efforts, music now serves as an inspiration that gives life to every drive.
Each feature in the Mazda3’s well-appointed interior is meticulously crafted. Feel the richness and warmth of genuine leather using Mazda’s own grain in the cabin. Every stitch, every soft surface enhances the tactile connection between car and driver. A connection so relaxingly natural, driving becomes an intuitive affair.
The quest to deliver the true ‘joy of driving’ begins with the senses. For Nobuyuki Fukui, achieving premium levels of quality and craftsmanship is a never-ending mission to eliminate any displeasure of the five senses—sight, touch, hearing, smell and the overall physical experience of driving a car. “We reduced visual noise in the interior design, without losing any of the vehicle’s functionality. Every point a driver comes in contact with inside the cabin has a soft, high quality feel,” shares Fukui-san. From the lively click of the cabin switches to the uniform quality of white light in the interiors, Fukui-san’s team aimed to achieve a semblance of unity in every sensory element.
From the moment you sit in the driver’s seat, you’ll enjoy the perfect fit in the Mazda3, and it only gets better from then on. Feel the air of premium elegance and an atmosphere of heightened comfort throughout the vehicle. The Mazda3’s finely crafted interiors are sure to make the time you spend on the road rich and colorful.
Our human-centric philosophy permeates the Mazda3 through the Skyactiv Vehicle Architecture. Maximizing the use of human abilities and combining it with meticulous engineering and design result in driving that can only be described as effortless and joyful.
Driving the Mazda3 feels natural—as if you’re walking on your own two feet. This is the ultimate expression of Jinbai-Ittai or horse and rider as one. Each element in this vehicle is finely honed to enhance the bond between the car and the driver.
The ultimate goal of Kodo: Soul of Motion is to create an emotional bond between the car and the driver. The all-new Mazda3 takes Kodo to a higher level by expressing a new form of elegance inspired by Japanese aesthetics. This is the embodiment of the adage “beauty is rich in its simplicity.” Lustrous shapes capture movement. Beautifully contoured body panels reflect the surrounding environment. The play of light over its surfaces create interesting forms. Breathing life into each vehicle—this is Mazda’s design philosophy.
Two vehicles so distinct, you would think they were different models. Bold and sporty, the sportback conveys anticipation and vitality. By eliminating character lines on its body panels, light moves gracefully throughout its body, thus creating a sense of drama. The sedan depicts effortless elegance, on the other hand. Its body gives the impression of a single flowing brushstroke that conveys sophistication. This classic sedan renders refinement and calm.
When designing the Mazda3, Chief Designer Yasutaka Tsuchida made sure he and his team set aside any constraints to make an ideal compact car, while ensuring the sportback and the sedan each had a unique appeal. The result of Tsuchida’s design: cars with One DNA, but have two personalities. “They have different expressions and physiques, but they’re twins born from the same DNA.”